Tag: aging parents

Why You Need to Talk to Your Aging Parents About Their Estate Plan

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There comes a time when you will need to be certain that your parents’ estate plan is current and no revisions are necessary. This event may arise because one or both of your parents have recently sustained a major illness that has or could become life-threatening. Hopefully, you have communicated with your parents to understand… Read more »

5 Signs A Senior Loved One With Dementia May Be A Victim of Elder Abuse

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Elder abuse is an under-reported epidemic impacting an estimated one-in-ten aging adults. It cuts across every racial, ethnic, cultural, and economic demographic, and can cause incalculable pain and suffering. This is not including potentially staggering financial losses. One unsettling correlation, however, is that seniors with dementia are disproportionately targeted for elder abuse. Nearly one-in-two aging… Read more »

5 Tips to Help Your Aging Parents Cope with a “Gray Divorce”

A “Gray Divorce” occurs when an older couple ends their marriage late in life. There could be a number of reasons for doing so, but in almost every case the fallout of the broken relationship can be devastating, and not just for the elder couple, but for everyone involved. Adult children, for example, may find… Read more »

3 Tips to Protect the Elders You Love From Exploitation

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  Most of us know how to identify if our senior loved one has been a victim of physical abuse or neglect. Financial exploitation, however, can be much harder to recognize. Research tells us that Older Americans are being scammed out of approximately $2.9 billion to $36.5 billion per year due to financial exploitation. Unfortunately,… Read more »

What to Watch for When You Visit Your Aging Parents During the Holidays

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  It is during the holiday season that many families find time to come together. As children become adults, the likelihood increases that they will move away and, ultimately, settle in a different part of the nation. During the holidays, however, many adult children make time to travel and spend the holidays with their aging… Read more »